The Heavenly Twins

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Kessinger Publishing, Apr 1, 2005 - Fiction - 700 pages
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1893. Frances Bellenden Clarke was born in Ireland. She married a widowed army surgeon, Chambers McFall, with whom she had one son. They traveled extensively in the Far East. As a New Woman novelist, she became a leading figure in late nineteenth-century feminism of social and moral purity. In 1890 she left her husband, who did not support her ideas and in 1893 she changed her name to Madame Sarah Grand. That year Heinemann published The Heavenly Twins, which immediately became a controversial bestseller in England and the United States. This triple-decker novel in deploring sexual ignorance and hypocrisy in marriage gave a disturbing depiction of a syphilitic wife and baby. The eponymous twins, Angelica and Diablo, served to question gender roles; The Tenor and the Boy is a cross-dressing episode. Contents: Childhoods and Girlhoods; A Maltese Miscellany; Development and Arrest of Development; The Tenor and the Boy-An Interlude; Mrs. Kilroy of Ilverthorpe; and The Impressions of Dr. Galbraith. Due to the age and scarcity of the original we reproduced, some pages may be spotty, faded or difficult to read.

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User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

Really interesting stuff in this novel about gender, society, marriage and mental health. Grand was a pioneer in the New Woman movement of the late nineteenth century, and this novel takes up the ... Read full review

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User Review  - John T - Goodreads

Finally, FINALLY finished this book. it took me awhile, because there was a great deal of stop and start on my part, but I did enjoy it, even though she shopped her sex out in the end ;-) Read full review

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